Racingline VWR VW Golf MK7 GTI R R600 Air Intake System Air Induction Kit Volkswagen Racing
Introducing the Re-Designed VWR R600 Air Intake System for Golf MK7 GTI R The Ultimate Air Intake System.
The VWR R600 System, Made by Racingline Performance, best known for delivering the Volkswagen Racing motorsport programme since 1997, out of which was born the increasingly popular Motorsport & Performance Parts range, with all Race parts heavily Race designed, developed & tested, treat your pride and joy to the best there is with Racingline Performance Parts.
Looking for the most sophisticated cold-air intake available for your MQB-platform EA888 Gen3 car? The R600 intake is the world’s best selling system for this platform, and it’s little wonder as it combines OEM-standard design and quality with significant power gains on uprated cars.
Some people forget that it’s what’s inside that matters when it comes to intake systems. The R600 houses a double-sized Trifoam® dome filter inside the giant airbox, breathing in through twin air inlets to achieve lower intake temperatures and worthwhile power gains, significantly improving mass airflow through the turbo. It really is an essential upgrade for higher-powered Golf 7 GTI, R and S3 models.
The giant airbox and near-double sized surface area of the filter mean that air flow rates corresponding to up to 600bhp can be supported – hence the name R600. With big-turbo conversions getting close to this power output already, you can be reassured that the R600 has all the headroom you may ever need for future upgrades to your car.
The new intake is a high-capacity complete replacement airbox, with twin front air intakes, housing a giant TriFoam double-volume filter rated to 600hp. Please see the second picture of the new design top cover.
The PU material used for its construction is the same as the original factory air box and engine-cover, textured to match into the exact same finish. But it’s not just the appearance that’s built to OEM standard. The mounting points use the factory system, ensuring simple and reliable fitment, with nice details such as the factory drain-hole being retained.
R600 Performance & Development
It’s the giant, double-size TriFoam™ filter at the heart of the R600 that enables minimum pressure differentials, yet gives maximum filtration protection to your engine. Take a look at these numbers:
- Standard filter area = 43,200mm²
- R600 filter area = 96,477 mm²
Through keeping intake temperatures as low as possible, and greatly improving airflow into the turbo, more power is produced, turbo lag is reduced and better fuel efficiency is achieved.
Maximised efficiency and improved drivability and torque throughout the rev range mean the turbocharger spool drops nearly 500 RPMs, reducing lag and creating faster turbo response.
Testing carried out on the R600 Intake has given worthwhile gains on cars at 300bhp. Go beyond this level and very significant power improvements are seen from the Intake system, as the standard airbox and filter reaches and exceeds its airflow limit.
The rich induction noise is clear as soon as you first accelerate hard. With the increased airflow from this system, the sound of the diverter valve opening when you lift between gears is much more noticeable. However as an enclosed filter system, volume levels are well-contained, and the sound quality is music to the ears of any enthusiastic driver!
A combination of advanced 3D scanning of the engine-bay, then sophisticated CFD software was used to assist the design and achieve optimum flow patterns.
Manufactured in the UK from the same PU material as the original factory airbox, this helps prevent heat soak into the intake airflow and is carefully matched to the same finish and appearance of the engine cover. Factory mounting methods ensure simple and reliable fitment.
Optimised pressure ratio is achieved between inlet and outlet through maximising filter efficiency.
Our TriFoam™ triple-layer laminate of open-cell polyurethane foam gives an exceptionally high level of filtration to protect the engine from contaminants in the air down to well below 5 microns, giving the highest level of filtration to protect your engine.
Extensive testing has shown that to get the maximum from the R600 intake, its fitment should be combined with a reputable ECU upgrade.
A worldwide in-field testing programme on a wide range of models including Golf 7 GTI and R, as well as Audi S3 models in markets as diverse as UK, China, USA and Australia proved the design in all applications.
CFD – ANALYSIS DEVELOPMENT
Unlike other intake systems on the market, VWR employed Computational Fluid Dynamics (known as CFD) throughout the development of the R600. Only by modelling the airflow mechanics using numerical analysis and algorithms to solve and analyze the air flows can we determine the sizes, shapes and flow paths of the intake system.
Clever science? Maybe, but what this image clearly demonstrates even to the untrained eye is how valuable the R600’s twin intakes are to getting the air in, then the importance of the giant, double-sized airbox.
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If you haven’t yet given your VW the VWR treatment, don’t delay, get the best there is!
More VWR Intake Performance Related Upgrades Are Available
VWR TURBO INLET PIPE
The perfect compliment to the R600, a smooth high flow silicon pipe to replace the factory plastic bellows, releasing worthwhile further power improvements.
VWR HIGH FLOW PANEL FILTER
A replacement Trifoam® Panel Filter that drops in to replace the restrictive factory paper original.
VWR ‘CUP EDITION’ AIR INTAKE
For those who prefer the sounds and appearance of an open-filter Cold Air Intake, the ‘Cup Edition’ delivers.
VWR INTERCOOLER SYSTEM
Our giant-sized high efficiency front mounted intercooler is an essential upgrade to keep intake temperatures low – and keep power levels high.